Last March I had the chance to visit once again one of my favourite cities. Salma and Aoun’s Dubai wedding was an amazing opportunity for yet another destination wedding travel but most of all a chance to meet a wonderful couple and be part of their special day. I met Salma and Aoun through the bride’s sister, Alma, who I photographed in Santorini about two years ago. The bride is from Syria and the groom from Pakistan, so their Dubai wedding was a wonderful pastiche of the different customs of the two countries.
Being just a fishing village 45 years ago and now having more skyscrapers than Manhattan, Dubai is certainly a city of contrasts. A fascinating place with superb infrastructure that grew out of the desert dust to become one of the most popular trade and tourist destinations. A true gem of the Emirates that offers plenty of luxurious hotels to host a Dubai wedding, while it serves as a neutral location in cross-cultural weddings or when there are friends and relatives in different parts of the world. I learned many interesting things about this charming city by the groom, who was born and raised in Dubai.
True to the Arabic wedding tradition, there was no actual ceremony, but a reception that took place a The Address Montgomerie and was filled with fun and laughter.
My dearest Salma and Aoun, your wedding in Dubai has a special place in my heart! It was my honour and pleasure to be part of this incredible experience and I heartily wish this day to be only the happy beginning of a life full of bliss as husband and wife.
A FEW WORDS FROM THE BRIDE
“Aoun has become my “first job sweetheart” after we worked together for almost 2 years. During that time, we constantly fought over the smallest work details till we annoyed everyone around us. These innocent office fights have lead to the most amazing relationship which made both of us an integral part of each other’s lives. 3 years later, sleepy and tired at an airport gate, waiting for our flight, we came up with the most amazing decision which brought us to this day of our wedding. It’s been magical… and I look forward to spending every minute of it together forever.”
Τhe Wedding Highlights
Wedding Video by my associate videography team Wedvisions Studio